Help at a stunning Georgian House in Keswick, Cumbria

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  • Description

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    HELP NEEDED - 12TH JUNE TO 22ND JUNE
    We're looking for conscientious volunteers to join a happy team restoring & maintaining this stunning Georgian building in the heart of the English Lake District located about 2 minutes walk from the centre of Keswick. The house is both our home and small business with B&B and self-catering accommodation.

    We have about 3 acres of woodland, garden, river (with fishing rights) and vegetable garden. Two dogs, cat, chickens, ducks, guinea-pigs & geese. Jeronime a qualified and experienced EFL teacher and naturally will support your language development.

    Our house is ALWAYS a very busy. Jeronime is a single mum busy with 5 kids living at home and running the business. Our family loves walking the Fells, sailing, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, camping, fishing & BBQs on the Lakeside....and the rain!

    Basically, if you can do it outdoors... you can do it in Keswick, the Adventure Capital of the UK.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Other

  • Help

    Help

    If you can speak some English and have any of the following skills, please apply NOW!
    - Gardening, grounds maintenance, vegetable garden, help with chickens & ducks.
    - Cleaning and laundry : family home plus guest accommodation.
    - House maintenance / DIY / Painting & decorating
    - General help around a house
    - Chopping logs and clearing the woodland

    We love WorkAways who would like to stay long term, this gives you more opportunity to make real friends, find part-time work and really become part of a community.

    We are really happy to be flexible regarding hours/days per week.

    Applicants need to be 21 years old or over.
    If you are applying from within the EU please ensure that you have a EU health card AND that you have dental insurance as this is NOT covered by the NHS in the UK.
    If you are applying from outside the EU you must have an appropriate visa and health insurance in place.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, some German, some Japanese, Arabic

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    YOUR ACCOMMODATION
    A lovely self-contained cottage / in the main house as part of the family OR a new caravan (mid 2016)

    The cottage has one double bedroom
    One single bed separated from the living area by a curtain.
    Kitchen and Shower room.
    Two wood burning stoves and a electric water heater.

    We will provide you with a wide range of fresh food & staples every week - just give me your shopping list!
    If we're cooking a big family meal, having BBQ in the garden or down by the Lake (Derwentwater) we'd love you to come along too.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Keswick has a large international community who are very welcoming

    In addition, there are many thriving small community groups which are free to join and very welcoming to newcomers: theatre, street theatre, knitting, walking, climbing, chess, archery. We have bicycles, canoes, kayaks for you to borrow. The River Greta runs through our garden. Just 7 miles away is Scarfell, the highest mountain in England plus lots of other fantastic walks and climbs.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    An opportunity to spend time with a busy, fun family. The best way to learn English is by using the language everyday. Jeronimé is a qualified and very experienced EFL teacher. We are always out and about enjoying life and are happy to have you jump in our old LandRover and come with us.

    You will be living with us in one of the most important literary houses in the UK and we host many visiting professors, university departments and writers of English Romantic Literature. The Lake District is home to Beatrix Potter, Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Ruskin and many more.

    A great opportunity to really enjoy life in a classic Georgian English country house in the most beautiful part of England, improve your English and learn new skills that will be great for your CV.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    25hrs per week


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Our place

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A great walk just down the valley from where we live
Half way round one of our favourite walks
View back towards Keswick from Catbells
We have kayaks & canoes as well as bikes you can borrow for your time off
Lots of little rivers for playing, picnics and fishing
The Barn Cottage - your home in Keswick
The Barn Cottage living room
The Barn Cottage double bedroom
Host ref number: 964952339343

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